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  • Dos and USB ?


    any idea´s to use an usb-port onto an PC wir pure Dos ( MS 6.22
    or Caldera Dr.Dos ) ?

    And other memory cards ???

    Thanks for answere


    Matthias Kuhn


  • #2
    Make a download of the "Hiren's Boot CD 8.9" and use the DOS stuff you can find in it. Remember to enable the legacy USB/DOS in your CMOS.

    Edited: Look the contents here!

    Arthur Gomide
    "If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture." -- Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder

    [This message has been edited by Arthur Gomide (edited March 21, 2007).]
    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln.


    • #3

      You are welcome to use my USB for DOS driver:




      • #4
        I've never tried it, but I believe the DOSPRINT utility could help you.



        • #5
          I looked for DOS USB drivers awhile back, and while I don't know
          if this is a definitive answer or not, it seemed that most were
          really intended for use with CD-ROM drives (not even CD-RWs), and
          some supported the 1.x version of USB.

          I realize that the previous posts suggest otherwise, and maybe
          this will turn out to be no problem, but each type of device has
          to have a supporting driver for use on USB, so while you may
          find drivers for CD-ROMs, even hard drives, you may run into a
          gap when it comes to memory sticks, scanners, printers, and so

          I finally just created a bootable XP CD disk which can be used for
          minimal functionality (courtesy of instructions provided by BART
          on the internet), and realized that I could also boot up a
          version of Linux from a CD, which would give me the necessary
          support. It's not DOS, but I had come to realize that sometimes
          the best you can hope for is a medium for moving info back and
          forth to the hard drive, then getting into the mode you prefer
          for working with it.

          Old Navy Chief, Systems Engineer, Systems Analyst, now semi-retired


          • #6
            DOSUSB features a programming interface called URB which allows to write
            drivers for any USB device in DOS. Windows and Linux also use a similar
            URB interface that drivers are using.

            However, there are not many people interested in writing DOS drivers
            for USB devices so there are only a few drivers available which I wrote.

            Currently there is a USB printer driver and a mass storage driver which
            supports flash disks, hard disks and memory cards. There is also
            sample code for communicating with serial/usb adapters and USB floppy drives.



            [This message has been edited by Georg Potthast (edited March 23, 2007).]


            • #7
              I've used DUSE for about a year now to dump code to a USB 2.0 external hard drive under DOS 6.2 Works great, it's got documentation and a lot of options. You can download it from here:
              But I'm definitely going to check out George's driver, too.


              [This message has been edited by Jerry Mason (edited March 26, 2007).]